All industries, long-term care included, love panels during conferences. The hope is for a dynamic conversation, one where no one will dominate the discussion and those in the audience will feel engaged.
James M. Berklan We hear it all the time: When it comes to technology, healthcare is way behind compared to other industries. And when you bring skilled nursing into the picture? Oh, brother, forget it. They’re the behind of the behind. I believe the labels of inadequacy are overblown, or at least framed wrong, and…
Skilled care operators are hiring as never before, but many of them are not very good at hiring the right candidates.
if there’s any area that could use a more systematic plan, it’s long-term care. That’s why all sides of the eldercare industry can cheer on California.
Here we go again. The long-term care sector just experienced yet another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
In long-term care, we talk a lot about recruitment and retention. What we don’t discuss as much about are promotions. This should change.
Frontline workers in long-term care already have it plenty tough. But the worst may be yet to come, if one predicted scenario plays out.
When I was 18, I was instantly suspicious of my college roommate. She was beautiful and brilliant at math, so I figured we’d have little in common.
James M. Berklan The Liistro family has been involved in long-term care for longer than many readers of this blog have been alive. When you get to 50 years, you need to keep counting. They’ve been very good years for the most part, but the latest round of regulatory goalpost-shifting has the company CEO banging…
There is much to admire about the march of clinical innovation. Yet it remains hampered by one thing: ridiculous delay. By some estimates, 17 years typically elapse between the time of medical discovery and applied patient care.
When many of you started dating the Patient-Driven Payment Model, it seemed like the start of any new relationship. There was mystery and excitement.
Amid a lot of calm assurance after the release of the new draft RAI manual there was one distinct alarm bell sounded Tuesday.
Some say that getting old and going bankrupt can happen two ways: gradually, then suddenly. Perhaps the same will hold true for states’ attempts to fix long-term care funding.
Technology is super when it comes to scheduling, but it’s not enough
Things are looking up when it comes to a campaign to create more degreed senior care leaders.
Research in long-term care is often hard to come by, but a group of experts from Colorado is attempting to better understand this phenomenon.
When I began covering this field nearly three decades ago, administrators were more afraid of employee unionization than just about anything else. But times have changed.
Elizabeth Newman Before I had a child, I know I rolled my eyes at parents who installed cameras in stuffed animals in order to monitor their babysitter. While I still would never do that, I’ve become more sympathetic to those who worry about their loved ones, especially when those family members aren’t able to talk.…
Sunday, May 12, will mark the start of National Skilled Nursing Week (formerly known as National Nursing Home Week).
It’s no secret that finding and keeping nurses is one of the skilled care sector’s biggest headaches. But it would appear that the folks who regulate this field don’t want to hear it any more.